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Dec 18, 2012 7:00am EST
. he guided his state through the oklahoma city bombing where 19 children were killed. >>> is president obama's new proposal on the fiscal cliff the deal republicans were looking for? just how close are we now to avoiding those massive across the board tax hikes and mammoth spending cuts? we'll talk about that coming up next. all waking up. ♪ becoming part of the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ trees will talk to networks will talk to scientists about climate change. cars will talk to road sensors will talk to stoplights about traffic efficiency. the ambulance will talk to patient records will talk to doctors about saving lives. it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. the next big thing? we're going to wake the world up. ♪ and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. ♪ cisco. tomorrow starts here. a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. pr
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Dec 5, 2012 10:00pm EST
mixed serin landing in the middle of a city will immediately kill 18 to 20,000 people, and that's in the first seconds. >> one round? >> one round. and the dispersion on that could be -- depends on the wind, but you could take out a city like homs. you could take out a third of the city in the first couple hours. anderson, this is a highly toxic liquid. it's a persistent agent. it's absolutely completely deadly. keep in mind that if, in fact, they mix it with a binary agent, it doesn't do you any good to bomb these sites because it will just disperse the chemicals all around. if they're sitting in cities or near cities, it will have the same amount of damage. so, we are faced with a terrible dilemma. of course, if you take one of these rounds and put it on artillery, you could fire it into anywhere you want. into israel, for instance. and considering that al qaeda is on the ground in syria, there's all sort of disaster scenarios. they're remote but still a possibility. >> this is an nbc report they have been loaded into bombs. we haven't been able to independently confirm it yet. fra
CNN
Dec 7, 2012 12:00am EST
the east coast and a lot of people i know on the east coast, cities, don't want to own guns but people should be able to own them. we should not infringe on that right. we need to make the rules for having one more stringent i think. >> last time we spoke you were flirting with the idea of possibly running for mayor of new york. are you still flirting with it? >> no. because to do so i mean i was convinced and people told me, although it was something i would love to have done, truly, you would have to take a year and a half of your life and do nothing but raise money and i'm doing the tv show and other commitments but i'm very interested in what the post bloomberg new york will look like. >> who would you like to see, of the names -- >> probably bill deblazio. >> why? >> i start by looking at the other candidates. all of whom have good qualities. the thing that concerns me most is obviously about quinn. i'm very outspoken about quinn who's a lovely person and bloomberg's hand picked successor. i resent that to some degree and that he needs to control the city hall and gracie mansion a
CNN
Dec 9, 2012 7:00pm EST
from the start of winter. 8 inches of snow right now in the twin cities. a few more inches will accumulate there tonight. that storm will bring rain to new england tomorrow. >>> we have more now on those fiscal cliff talks today between president obama and house speaker john boehner. our emily schmidt is in washington. >> reporter: this was a bit of a surprise meeting. it certainly took place behind closed doors, and all we are being told resulted from it came from two separate statements, one from the white house, one from a congressional staffer, and the statements' wording is identical. this afternoon the president and speaker boehner met at the white house to discuss efforts to resolve the fiscal cliff. we're not reading out details of the conversation, but the lines of communication remain open. this meeting was not on the official white house schedule today. wednesday a source familiar with the conversation said the two actually spoke by phone. that was the first time in a week they had done so. certainly no reported break-through then. back on monday the president and the
CNN
Dec 19, 2012 3:00am EST
what has created a problem in the united states, is to say in cities and schools, those are areas where we're not going to allow them to defend themselves? >> what is the murder rate in great britain for the last three years? >> it's under 3 for 100,000. >> just give me a number. >> it's actually .3 per 100,000. about a tenth of what it is in your vaunted english bucolic country, sir. the fact of the matter with guns comes safety. if the guns are in the hands of the good guys. when you say the good guys can't have guns, the bad guys have a monopoly and horrible things sufficient as shootings at schools take place. >> the ar-15 as we've seen in the last three shootings, aurora, the shopping mall in oregon and now sandy hook, the preferred weapon for young men who want to transfer hundreds of bullets of rapid fire if you have the right magazines. the president has stated he wants to ban weapons like this. what is your view? >> i think we need to ban gun control laws from people who need to protect themselves. the problem is not going to go away if we ban this or that gun. we've trie
CNN
Dec 10, 2012 3:00am EST
, you know, the people of the city come in and tear my house down and haul it away and not save one piece of physical evidence, not save a smoke detector. >> why did they do this? do you know? do you have a satisfactory answer? >> no answer. none. it's awful. and the fact that they could come in and make that sort of a decision without doing a proper investigation, i mean, my father was the director of safety and security for brown foreman for over 20 years. >> he was a santa claus, right? >> yes. in his retirement. >> he was very keen on safety. >> yeah, growing up, his nickname was safety man. my dad was in my house with me all the time, and my mom was, too. and this idea that my house was somehow, you know, halfway built or any of those kinds of things, it's just absurd. it is absurd. the person that came up with the ashes story was me, you know, i was worried that when i went to bed and saw the box next to the mud room -- sorry, in the mud room next to the door, i thought, oh, i should put that outside, and then i thought, no, it's okay. i vividly remember this. of course i do.
CNN
Dec 7, 2012 1:00am EST
starts to go down. it's too cold for children to be out especially working. >> we went to the city hall in colorado city, arizona where the flds is headquartered to find out what was going on. this is gary tuchman from cnn. i have a question if you can come to the door for a second? >> there's nobody here then -- >> you're here and it says 9:00 a.m. it to 5:00 p.m. and right now it's 12:40 p.m. >> right. i have no statement. you need to talk it to -- >> you don't have a statement. you don't the question yet? >> i know it. >> you know it? okay. >> mothers didn't want to talk either. >> i know there are children in the community picking pecans in the fields not far from here. what do you think of that? >> i don't care to comment, thanks. >> another mother told me off camera her kids have fun picking the pecans, but what i responded that schools were canceled for a week, she declared it's all good because it's done for god and for her prophet, warren jeffs. >> gary, it seems like it's done for the profit off this alleged prophet, warren jeffs. what are the legal implications here regarding
CNN
Dec 6, 2012 8:00pm EST
a wide swath of a city or a base. >> how do you have to try to -- do you have to dismantle the stuff on the ground? >> you have to dismantle it. apparently there are teams out there that could possibly go in at some point. 18-man teams. but, you know, you'd have to fight your way. in that's the problem. we're talking about an invasion of syria to really secure these sites. at the very last minute, they could move the stuff around. the intelligence is not perfect. the syrians could explode it in the middle of an attack. you just don't know. there are no good options for disposing of this stuff. >> is it known how much he has? >> i don't know how much he has. you know, for me, the important thing is and i keep on getting this question is, well, we heard this about iraq, they had weapons of mass destruction. >> people are skeptical. that is pretext by some getting involved in syria. >> it's not, anderson. i assure you. u.s. intelligence community was deep in to syrian vx and sarin and knows all about it. this is not being hyped. at any level. >> let me just push back on that. i mean, if
CNN
Dec 10, 2012 2:00pm EST
down this street, all the way up to the state -- the city hall here for lansing. these roads are expected to be closed and you'll see thousands of blanketing the street, right up until the first vote, 10:00 a.m., the senate takes up the house measure. the house will take up the senate measure. they are expected to pass. once that happens, if that indeed does happen, brooke, it would go to the governor's desk where he's expected to sign it. >> as we anticipate that, want to point out a couple of polls here as we talk, alison, multiple polls taken in michigan, 600 people in michigan were asked it they support right to work generally and we have the numbers. here you go. more or less split, 54% favoring, 40% oppose. look at the same poll, the same group when presented with pros and cons of right to work, asked if they favor it, 51% say they oppose. 42% favor. when you look at this, alison, doesn't look like a very clear directive, does it? >> reporter: no, there is a disconnect there. when you see those polled, the 600 folks who live in michigan, who at first you look at that and th
CNN
Dec 9, 2012 11:00am EST
yags in 1960. near myer designed the building at the headquarters in new york city. thanks for being part of my show the week. i'll see you next week. stay tuned for "reliable sources." >>> bob costas steps outside football to discuss gun control. it's so great that the nbc sportscaster had to hit the air waves to defend himself. >> how do you feel about the right to bear arms. >> obviously americans have a right to bear arms. i'm not looking to repeal the second amendment. >> costas has gone too far. >>> a fox contributor caught on tape saying that ales and rupert murdoch wanted him to run for president and ailes might quite the network to help him. >> he said if you're offering chairman, take it. if you're offering nels else, don't take it, resign and run for president. okay. i know you're not running for president but at some point you way management to chat with roger. >> well, rupert's after me as well. >> was ales crossing the line or was fox analysis kmt t. mcfarland just exaggerating. jake tapper travels to tell the story of brave american joerlds who fought and in some
CNN
Dec 10, 2012 9:00am EST
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CNN
Dec 10, 2012 5:00am EST
near mexico city. the wreckage was spotted in the mountainous northern state. we have more on the life of the singer jenni rivera. what can you tell us? >> good morning. she sold 50 million records, won two billboard music awards and was a star of her reality show and served as a judge on a popular talent show in mexico. hard-working until the end. she performed the last concert saturday night in monterey, mexico, hours before dying in a plane crash on her way to yet another commitment. [ speaking spanish ] they call her diva. and for anyone who ever saw her on stage, it was easy to see why. she sang heartwrenching song that's spoke to the common woman, especially mexican-americans. >> translator: every song, every lyric i'm thinking of them and how i can relate to them. >> reporter: jenni rivera was born in long beach, california to mexican parents, their story of humble origins. with an interview in cnn, she spoke about how she sold records at a los angeles flea market and how the family expected cans for the meager income they could bring in selling the metal. >> translator: it
CNN
Dec 10, 2012 1:00am EST
inches of snow now in the twin cities and a few more inches will accumulate tonight and that storm will bring rain to new england tomorrow. >>> we have more on the fiscal cliff talks. >> reporter: it's 23 days since the fiscal cliff deadline. it's 23 days since they met face-to-face to talk about how to avert it. this was a surprised meeting. nobody spotted boehner coming or going. nobody is saying much beyond two statements. the wording here is identical ending with this, the lines of communication remain open. the two men last spoke by phone on wednesday. on friday mr. boehner said the white house wasted another week for potential compromise. we don't know what prompted this meeting. for a first time in a while the two sides are agreeing on something even if it's the wording of their statement an keeping fight lipped. >> thank you. in today's meetings, is it a sign we're close to a fiscal cliff deal. i asked the senior cnn analyst, david gergen. >> this week is a crucial week to see if they can get a break through. in fact, they are willing to sit down and they did it in private, and
CNN
Dec 17, 2012 4:00pm EST
. getting the children back on a path to healing. that's where the city monroe stepped in. truck loads filled with everything from desks to bulletin boards leaving sandy hook elementary. heading here to the neighboring town of monroe. >> when the children come in, whenever the school is started, they walk into a classroom that is as close as possible to their classroom they left. >> reporter: this is the town's chief executive. he said as soon as he heard about the horror at sandy hook, he offered up chalk hill middle school. it's empty because it closed recently. he met with some of the students and teacher it is at sunday's vigi vigil. >> most of them were very thankful they had a chance to go back to work. the children and the teachers were -- it was emotional. >> reporter: all day, contractors donated their time to transform this former middle school into an elementary school. >> just to give you a sense. the toilets all have to be replaced. to a smaller size. you know, things have to be made accessible. towel dispensers, things like that, lowered. >> reporter: jim is monroe's supe
CNN
Dec 9, 2012 9:00am EST
the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. yep. the longer you stay with us, the more you save. and when you switch from another company to us, we even reward you for the time you spent there. genius. yeah, genius. you guys must have your own loyalty program, right? well, we have something. show her, tom. huh? you should see november! oh, yeah? giving you more. now that's progressive. call or click today. >>> a pretty overwhelming consensus shoulds that some way, some how, washington will avoid the fiscal cliff, and then there are those disconcerting moments. >> there's not going to be an agreement without rates going up. >> if there's no agreement, we go over the cliff. >> so just in case washington's consensus is wrong, and there's no deal, income tax rates will go up, a typical family of four will pay about $2,000 more a year, the social security tax r
CNN
Dec 18, 2012 12:00am EST
. and it doesn't belong on the streets of our city. and it doesn't belong in a place where a 20-year-old like this particular 20-year-old could get ahold of it and go in and do what he did. and this makes me very angry. >> what do you say to those who say i have my second amendment rights. i'm entitled to bear arms. you are not entitled to take away that right by removing these kind of weapons from the streets and from the stores. >> there is no second amendment right to bear every type of weapon that you know of. these are a certain class of weapons. they are designed to kill large numbers of people in close combat. i don't believe the second amendment covers them. the second amendment was written a long time before these -- this class of weapons was founded, merchandised, and spread all over our country. where they fall into the hands of juveniles, grievance killers, people who go into our malls, our theaters, our stores, our businesses, and now our schools and just kill people for no good reason. it's got to stop. >> tell me about the reaction you've had already from other politic
CNN
Dec 5, 2012 4:00pm EST
from inside that kansas city home that javon belcher fled. the linebacker killed his girlfriend before taking his own life. the heartbreaking 911 call paints a chaotic scene. listen as belcher's mother is in hysterics. >> she is still breathing. please hurry. >> she's been shot? >> yes. >> right now is she awake? >> kasandra stay with me. do you hear me? stay with me. >> so sad. a police officer later gets on the phone and tries to get information about belcher from his mother. >>> 27-year-old actor frankie munoz says he's happy to be alive after suffering a mini-stroke last week. he said he was riding his motorcycle in phoenix when he lost vision in one eye. and he felt his body go numb. he should be okay. wolf? still surprising. 27 years old, very puzzling. >> he's lucky to be alive, riding a motorcycle, has a stroke. thank was riding a motorcycle when he had the stroke. >>> one state is about to legalize marijuana smoking, but what could it mean for federal drug laws?♪ ou make me happy when skies are gray ♪ [ female announcer ] you know exactly what it takes to make them
CNN
Dec 6, 2012 3:00am EST
man in lincoln, nebraska. but it's not a rich man in new york city or los angeles. and therefore, the rates, the tax rates, which they want to go from 35% to 39.6%, maybe you're going to have to raise the threshold to $500,000, $600,000. maybe you're not going all the way to 39.6%. maybe you go to 37%. >> this is negotiation, isn't it? >> yes. >> i had newt gingrich last night. he almost shut down the government as the speaker, with bill clinton. but the second term, they did get stuff done. both of them used to them me, they used to throw everybody out of the room, and get it done. what worries me about the boehner/obama relationship, it seems like it's almost nonexistent. they can't even shake hands at a party, for goodness sake. >> and in many ways, i blame the republicans for not coming up with a real deal, not recognizing what the voters did. at the same time, i think obama has been very, very poor at applying the personal charm and chemistry that the president can. dragging people off to camp david. and we don't know whether or not that would work. but he hasn't tried it. and wh
CNN
Dec 6, 2012 11:00am EST
in guatemala city on tuesday where he expressed his affection for the guatemalan people. they are very nice. also, his affection for the guatemalan laws, and then his attorney asked for asylum. problem is mcafee apparently entered guatemala illegally, so guatemala arrested him, and now he is facing deportation. most likely to belize. >>> the duchess of cambridge has been discharged from a london hospital. catherine is in the early stages of pregnancy and was treated for acute morning sickness, but she looks pretty good this morning. smiling, leaving king edward xii's hospital with her husband by her side. she is headed to kensington palace now for a short period of arrest. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. a new way to save on your prescriptions. it's the aarp medicarerx saver plus plan from unitedhealthcare. with this plan, you can get copays as low as a dollar through a preferred network pharmacy like walgreens -- where you'll find 8,000 convenient locations. bes
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Dec 17, 2012 9:00am EST
flares. wes welker's helmet. newtown is 60 miles north of new york city. this is the story you are talking about. it involves the giants. they wore the letters shes. the most personal tribute, involved victor cruz. the favorite player of one of the murdered children. 6-year-old jack pinto. cruz has been in contact with the pinto family and he spoke following the game along with his head coach. let's listen. >> seem like a strong family. i spoke to -- spoke to the older brother and, you know, he was distraught as well. i told them to stay strong and i will do whatever i can to honor him. >> we felt terribly about it. i'm sure the whole nation does. it is not just us. but being close to home, it did -- the players were greatly upset about it. and -- many of the players have rung children. they can empathize parents of the young children killed. >> jack pinto's funeral is this afternoon. and according to victor cruz, the family is considering burying the child in cruz's jersey. >> will victor cruz go to the funeral? >> that's -- that was the plan. i would imagine if possible he is goi
CNN
Dec 17, 2012 2:00pm EST
who is a retired new york city police officer. so, you know, he taught her how to shoot, she was very responsible with the gun. she was very responsible person in general. especially in terms of safety. >> and she took the boys to the shooting range. that's been talked about. she did take them to the shooting range. >> from what i understand, yes. >> and what did you want to say about that? >> again, i guess i want to just mimic russ as far as her safety. nancy wouldn't even answer a phone or a text or even look at her text in the car. if i got in her car, it was oops, seat belt, at the first ding. or before the ding happened. so she was just very careful and cautious and responsible. and in regard to, you know, leaving anything out, as far as a gun, just -- i can't believe that she would do that. >> sebastian, what do you think? tell us about your memory. >> my memories of her, she was a very dignified woman. she had a lot of class. very proper. had a great moral compass. we just saw her, what, three weeks ago, my place, and i left and didn't say bye and she sends me a text, you didn
CNN
Dec 17, 2012 12:00pm EST
. >> children in newtown and cities nearby are still off of school today, but for the rest of the country, school bells rang this morning. parents and teachers still struggling, probably going to struggle for a while now. how do they explain this mass shooting at an elementary school and whether or not this could even happen at their own child's school. here's what one dad said on friday. >> my kids are already asking, when is this going to happen again? you know, it was only a week ago that we were talking about this type of situation. and i said the chances of it happening are 1 in a zillion at sandy hook. i was wrong about that. >> i'm joined again from new york by clinical psychologist jeff gardere. and jeff, we might have to interrupt you if the white house briefing starts. >> sure. >> to go to that. but in the meantime, let's talk about this. what do you say? there are kids all over the country, they're getting bits and pieces of this story. they're probably afraid. they're probably very upset. how should parents communicate and reassure them that it's okay to go to school? >> well,
CNN
Dec 20, 2012 8:00pm EST
compromise with us. they would not -- >> they wrote this bill? >> they wrote the bill and they would not compromise with us about the property rights issue. it was a mandate that said every property owner, every daycare, hospital, nursing home, city hall, county building and your house, you had to allow people to bring a gun on your property and if you didn't like it, too bad. it was the government mandate. >> so when they came after you, they spent a lot of money? >> they did. and in a house race -- in a local house race they spent and their allies over $150,000 that i know of. that's a tremendous amount of money to spend on some one in 19 days. >> 19 days? >> 19 days. they did it right before early voting and when early voting began. so i could just not overcome that assault. >> you got defeated? >> yes. and i was the caucus chairman. i was the chairman of the republican caucus. >> richard, in an op-ed you wrote, you refer to the nra protection racket. what do you mean by that? >> well, the nra has made it clear to politicians, particularly in the republican party, that it will support
CNN
Dec 18, 2012 8:00pm EST
former football player here. he's used to wrangling people together. all the kids have been together since young children. they canceled their plans to meet for a holiday celebration in new york city, every single one of them came homestead. >> we've all been such good friends such a long time. we all grew up here. and it's so close-knit, this community. everyone kind of has each other's backs and does whatever it can to help each other out. >> we will be leaving newtown to give this small town its streets back. for the residents here to grieve and share together. but we're not going to stop covering this and talking tab in honor of those who died and to make those in power take action to stop anything like this from happening again. "a.c. 360" begins now. >> erin, thanks very much. good evening, everyone. we are live once again from newtown, connecticut. a town where many students returned to school today. schools reopened, of course, with the exception of sandy hook elementary, the school that's now a crime scene. the students of sandy hook will go back to school after the
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Dec 18, 2012 11:00pm EST
football player here. he's used to wrangling people together. all the kids have been together since young children. they canceled their plans to meet for a holiday celebration in new york city, every single one of them came home instead. >> we've all been such good friends such a long time. we all grew up here. and it's so close-knit, this community. everyone kind of has each other's backs and does whatever it can to help each other out. >> we will be leaving newtown to give this small town its streets back. for the residents here to grieve and share together.
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Dec 7, 2012 3:00am EST
on the east coast and a lot of people i know on the east coast, cities, don't want to own guns but people should be able to own them. we should not infringe on that bloomberg's hand picked successor. i resent that to some degree and that he needs to control the city hall and gracie mansion and overturned a voter-approved referendum with term limits for two terms. quinn killed the voter referendum at bloomberg's behest and gave him a third term. and i was very, very upset about that. and i just don't think that quinn is trustworthy. i think she's a very, very -- she's a nice person. i met her. but in terms of political aspirations, she is a very untrustworthy person and self serving. >> your grazed knuckle. i want to take a short break and leave the viewers on the cliff hanger, how did he get that mark on the knuckle? did he punch another photographer? is there something darker? we'll find out after the break. ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you
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Dec 6, 2012 4:00am EST
make a mistake in this city now and you're toast for days. >> right. >> and so it's all of the above. but it can change, anderson, once people make up their mind, look, we are going to start doing things a little differently. we're going to go back and do some of the things that worked. part of it is generational, perhaps. and maybe with the next generation it will be different. >> i would say on a personal note, i wouldn't sell yourself short. it's good to have people there who know how to compromise, who know how to get things done and who have experience there. so, it's good to talk to you. >> thanks a lot, anderson. >> good to talk to you, senator. >> appreciate it. >> follow us @andersoncooper. i'm tweeting about this. >>> we also have more breaking news ahead. a startling report from nbc. syrian military loading chemical weapons into bombs and awaiting orders from president assad to use them. that's the concern of u.s. officials, the belief that's happened. we'll talk it over next. w? >>> welcome back. we have important breaking news to tell you about right now. nbc news is rep
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Dec 6, 2012 7:00am EST
up here to the base of the space needle, the symbol of the city and of the state to light up at the stroke of midnight. and while the new law does not allow smoking in public places, seattle police and police departments across the state are turning a blind eye tonight, allowing celebrations to light up. this is what you'd assume the stores will look like or something along these lines? >> so, yeah, our stores are going to have the feel of a fine cigar shop. >> jaymon shively, once a high-profile executive at microsoft, now preparing to open as many as two dozen high-end marijuana shops in washington and colorado. and yesterday he'd be called a drug dealer. today, an entrepreneur. >> our target market is actually baby boomers. so these are folks who may be tried it in college a couple times, maybe they didn't inhale, but now it's actually safe to inhale. >> reporter: he's already working on packaging and attractive displays for future clients. the state liquor control board has a year to regulate and license the growing, processing, and retailing of marijuana here. all of it taxable
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Dec 6, 2012 9:00am EST
hard core smokers showed up here to the base of the space needle, symbol of the city and of the state to light up at the stroke of midnight. and while the new law does not allow smoking in public places, seattle police and police departments across the state are turning a blind eye tonight, allowing celebrations to light up. this is what your stores will look like or something along these lines? >> our stores will have the feel of a fine cigar shop. >> reporter: once a high-profile executive at microsoft, now preparing to open as many as two dozen high-end marijuana shops in washington and colorado. yesterday he would be called a drug dealer. today, an entrepreneur. >> our target market is actually baby boomers. these are folks who maybe tried it in college a couple of times. maybe they didn't inhale. but now it's actually safe to inhale. >> reporter: already working on packaging and attractive displays for future clients. the state liquor control board has a year to regulate and license the growing, processing and retailing of marijuana here. all of it taxable at a very high 25
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Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm EST
. today they erected eight statues around the city. they instribed his name and started plans to renovate the palace where his body lies in state. here is the breakdown of the cost that we found. so, how is the country paying for it? north koreans don't have the money. they are going to borrow some of it at rates like 40%.
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Dec 10, 2012 7:00am EST
near mexico city. the wreckage is in nuevo leon. more from rafael romo. >> jenni rivera won two billboard music awards and sold more than 50 million records in a career that spanned just over a decade. not only that, she was also an incredible businesswoman. she owned a company that created and marketed her own music. a fragrance, jeans factory and also a -- a company that manufactured and sold some of her products some of she's very well known by mexican americans in the united states and just as popular in mexico. and you can imagine this morning, soledad, many are mourning her loss. >> so true. the kind of music she sings, it's called banda music what is that? >> it's a regional mexican music, heavy on brass. talks about the life of common, regular people. and it was appealing to mexican immigrants, especially in the state of california where she was born, soledad. so incredibly popular and she was known as the diva of banda. she popularized that genre of mexican music. >> sad story. thank you, rafael. appreciate it. >>> john berman back from vacay. welcome back. >> great to
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Dec 5, 2012 8:00pm EST
these weapons can be. >> anderson, look at it this way. a 122 mm artillery round landing in the city will kill 18 to 20,000 people. >> one round? >> one round. you could take out a city a third of the city in the first couple of hours. this is a highly toxic liquid. it is a persistent a gent and completely deadly. if in fact they mixed the agent, it doesn't do you good to bomb these sites. if they are sitting in cities or near cities, it will have the same amount of damage. if you take the rounds and put it on the arartillery, you can fire it into anywhere that you want. there are all sorts of disaster situations. they are remote, but still a possibility. >> we don't want to speculate too much. this is an nbc report. we haven't been able to confirm it. fran, what kind of planning goes on with a plan like this? and to dobbob's point, if you strike the targets from the air, it doesn't help. senior military officers have confirmed to me, what they have told us months ago. planning for how do you secure what may be as many as four dozen chemical weapon sites? what does that take? and what abo
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Dec 9, 2012 2:30pm EST
is at $500,000. >>> an update to last week's tragedy that shocked the kansas city chiefs, new video shows belcher hours before he killed his girlfriend then himself. the first video shows police talking to belcher after they found him apparently sleeping in his car. he was not arrested and belcher told police he was going to an apartment to see a woman. listen now to what police told him in this video released by kansas city police. >> you live right here? you just need to go upstairs, dude. >> yeah -- okay, that's going to be your best bet. >> we're trying to cut you a break here. >> okay, now, look at the second dash cam video from just five hours later. officers here are responding to a second belcher 911 call and at this moment, belcher had killed the mother of his child and shot himself in front of his coaches. listen now to the officers learning who was behind the violence. >> we have a confirmed shooting and it is i believe belcher, of the chiefs, we have confirmed that. >> a dispatcher says belcher was outside of the player's entrance. >>> a shooting in california on an indi
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Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm EST
on the western city of homs in syria. a large swath of the city would be impacted by a single shell. it's estimated 18,000 people would be killed in a day. let's get straight to cnn pentagon correspondent barbara starr. barbara, what have you learned tonight? >> well, you know, as tragic and serious as this is for the people of syria, this now has regional implications throughout the middle east. intelligence services from israel, turkey, jordan, lebanon, all the countries surrounding syria are now talking with the united states around the clock about this very scenario. because if there were to be, god forbid, a chemical attack, the concern is some of that could drift across boreder ed. worse, even as tragic as that would be, what if the regime collapses, terrorists move in, insurgent groups move in and grab some chemical material. they could take it across the borders into the neighbors countries and you would have a full-fledged crisis in the region. >> there has been talk that assad may try and seek asylum. what are you being told about that and the possibilities? >> you know, t
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Dec 6, 2012 2:00pm EST
memorial service here in kansas city yesterday. members of the chiefs arrived on buses dressed in suits and ties. the team moved up the practice schedule so the players could attend the surface. belcher shot and killed perkins last week before killing himself. >>> for more than 20 years, byu basketball coach dave rose is involved with coaches versus cancer. now that fight against cancer has become much more personal for rose. cnn's chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta has his story in this week's "human factor." >> reporter: it's a cause close to his heart. and this year for the first time, dave rose got to take his byu basketball team to the coach's versus cancer classic tournament. what made it all the more poignant for him is battle he fought with pancreatic cancer beginning three years ago. >> if we can do something to try to help raise awareness, help find a cure, it's personal to me. i understand how these people feel. >> reporter: it symptoms came on suddenly on an airplane returning from a family vacation. >> i got really sick. to where i was light headed and i couldn't
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Dec 18, 2012 9:00am EST
it's very high velocity and it doesn't belong on the streets of our city and it doesn't belong in a place where a 20-year-old like this particular 20-year-old could get a hold of it and do what he did. this makes me very angry. >> there was a federal assault weapons ban, it expired in 2004. >> those who knew adam lanza said he loved video games. he was a member of the school's tech club in high school. members of the tech club played the computer video games including the one you're looking at "starcraft" you command armies to defeat your opponents. is there a link between violent video games and aggressive behavior? craig anderson is a professor at iowa state university and director of the center for the study of violence and joins us from ames, iowa. welcome, sir. >> thank you, happy to be here, carol. >> glad to have you here. in your mind is there a connection between violent video game and violence in real life? >> yes, there is. every major scientific society that has studied the question has come to the same answer, the maeamerican medical association the american psychologic
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Dec 9, 2012 7:00am EST
the kansas city police shows jovan belcher before his death. one shows police talking to belcher after they found him apparently sleeping behind the wheel in his car. he was not arrested but police determined he had been drinking. now, belcher told police he was going to the apartment to see a woman. police say he shot his girlfriend later that morning. then himself. >>> we are getting details on a second nfl tragedy in as many weeks. so what's going on with pro football? mark mckay has more. >> reporter: jerry brown jr., a dallas cowboy's practice squad linebacker was killed early saturday in a one-vehicle crash in irving, texas. the 25-year-old brown was a passenger driven by cowboys' teammate josh brent. police arrested and booked the 24-year-old brent, a defensive lineman into the irving city jail on one count of intoxicating manslaughter. >> our officers on scene felt as if alcohol was a contributing factor in the accident, so mr. price brent was asked to perform some field sobriety tests. after he performed those tests along with our officers' observations and the conversat
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Dec 9, 2012 6:00pm EST
biggest city, aleppo. the people there have something new to fear now, something as frightening as civil war. cnn's arwa damon is there. >> reporter: crammed inside a tiny two-room home, the adults say they can handle the hunger. it's the children they worry about. there are 13 of them. as relatives moved in together after one family's home was destroyed. when we asked the kids what they ate today, the response is, nothing. mohammad, father before half the children here, tells us, "today i sent my brother to get bread at 6:00 a.m. look, it's 3:00 p.m. right now, and he hasn't gotten any. the kids haven't eaten." the power is out, as it has been for weeks. now the water is cut as well. there is a growing sense of desperation among people here. stalked by both hunger and danger. "god gave me these children. these children are my responsibility. now i can't even get them a loaf of bread. before, i could. now, i can't." the price of bread has skyrocketed due to a flour shortage. along with it, a population's anger. the situation is so dire that people say society is beginning to disintegrate
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Dec 6, 2012 4:00pm EST
developments in syria. a syrian city dating back all the way to biblical times now stands in ruins. our own arwa damon as i've been pointing out she is risking her life with exclusive reports from inside syria. we'll be speaking with her momentarily. also, the nfl commissioner now speaking out for the first time about the horrific murder-suicide involving linebacker javon belcher and his girlfriend. a hybrid? most are just no fun to drive. now, here's one that will make you feel alive. meet the five-passenger ford c-max hybrid. c-max says ha. c-max says wheeee. which is what you get, don't you see? cause c-max has lots more horsepower than prius v, a hybrid that c-max also bests in mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. yep. the longer you stay with us, the more you save. and when you switch from another company to us, we even reward you for the time you spent there. genius. yeah, genius. you guys must have your own loyalty program, right? well, we have something. show her, tom. huh? you should see november! oh, yeah? giving you more. now that's progressive. call or click
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Dec 9, 2012 8:00am EST
. he could face a sentence from two to 20 years. a update now, new video released by the kansas city police show jovan belcher hours before he apparently killed his girlfriend and then himself. the first dash cam video you see here shows police catching to belcher. he was not arrested, and he told police he was going to an apartment to the see a woman. listen to what police told him. >> you live right here? then you need to just go upstairs, dude. >> okay, that's going to be your best bet. >> we're trying to cut you a break here. >> take a look here, second dash cam video from five hours later, officers responding to a second belcher 911 call. he had apparently already killed the mother of his child and shot himself at the chief's kansas city practice facility. listen now to the officers learning who is behind the violence. >> we have a confirmed shooting, it is, i believe, belcher, plays for the chiefs. we have confirmed that, so -- >> well, egypt's president says he has heard the people, and is giving up most of the power he took in a recent decree, but they call the switch a farce
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Dec 9, 2012 4:00pm EST
influence. >>> and update to last week's tragedy that shocked the kansas city chief. the first dash cam video here shows police talking to belcher after they found him apparently sleeping in his car. he was not arrested and belcher told police he was going to an apartment to see a woman. listen to what police told him in this video released by kansas city police. >> you live right here? then you just need to go upstairs, dude. >> okay, that's going to be your best bet. >> we're trying to cut you a break here. >> now i want you to look at the second dash cam video from just five hours later. officers are responding to a second 911 call and at that moment, belcher had apparently already shot his wife and was on his way to shoot himself in front of his coach and fellow players. >> we do have a confirmed shooting and it is um the believe, belcher who plays with the chiefs. >>> it's the holiday season, but the fiscal gift from washington may end up leaving you with the bill and it could be a biggie. >>> and former south african nelson mandela is still in the hospital, we'll tell you how
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Dec 18, 2012 3:00am EST
than three bullets in them of what is a killer weapon that shouldn't be on the streets of our city. and now these children, this is the straw that breaks the camel's back. people have to respond. they have to understand that the rights of the many to remain safe are more important than any right you may think you have to have a military-style assault weapon. >> senator feinstein, i applaud what you're doing and i wish you every success. >> thank you. thank you, piers, i appreciate it. >>> my next guest is a gun rights advocate. he says the bushmaster semiautomatic rifle, the type of rifle adam lanza used to kill 20 children and six more adults says, quote is a blast to shoot with. he is the president of the virginia citizens defense league. i want to read what you said on sunday to the "washington post." you said i could ask you when asked about the use of these type of weapons why should anyone want a ferrari? bushmasters are absolutely a blast to shoot with. they're fast. they're accurate. guns are fun. some of them are much more cool than others. it's just like we have televisio
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Dec 10, 2012 4:00am EST
had an issue with the fact that so many kids, especially inner city kids don't think they can be a success unless they are involved in sports or entertainment. you take a young man growing up in harlem or the south side of chicago or here in atlanta and he wants to be jay-z, and he wants to be lebron james or denzel washington and he doesn't really see how wide the world is in terms of where he can be successful. i would tell any of the guys coming along, pursue your dreams as athletes. it's certainly something that's worthwhile but don't forget you have a mind. i always try to tell people that i can do more than stuff a ball through a hoop. my mind is my greatest asset. that should be the case for them. >> kareem abdul-jabbar, thank you. >>> now to the big stories of the week ahead, from white house to wall street and hollywood, our correspondents tell you what you need to know. we begin tonight with the president's plan for the week. >> i'm dan lothian at the white house. on monday, president obama hits the road again, this time going to redford, michigan, where he will continue
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Dec 7, 2012 5:00am EST
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